(a) At any time in any prosecution under this chapter, the Superior Court shall have jurisdiction to render and may render the following orders:
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 53-398
- Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
(1) An order prohibiting the defendant from transferring, depleting or otherwise alienating or diminishing any property of his which there is probable cause to believe is subject to forfeiture under this chapter;
(2) An order appointing a receiver, in accordance with chapter 920 and the rules of court relating thereto which are not inconsistent with this chapter, over such property which there is probable cause to believe is subject to forfeiture under this chapter. Such receiver shall have all powers and obligations, subject to the supervision of the court, that exist under the statutes, the common law and the rules of court relating thereto, which are not inconsistent with this chapter, and shall be compensated with funds appropriated to the Judicial Department in an amount that the court determines is reasonable;
(3) An order permitting the defendant to transfer or deplete any property of his which there is probable cause to believe is subject to forfeiture under this chapter upon the posting by such defendant of such security as is equal to the value of the property described therein, which security shall be subject to forfeiture under this chapter to the extent that the property to which it relates otherwise would have been subject to forfeiture;
(4) Any other order, consistent with due process of law, that the court deems to be reasonable and necessary to protect the rights of any innocent person or entity or to effectuate the purposes of this chapter.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting the right of the defendant to receive any net income or profits resulting from the use and ownership of such property belonging to him for which there is probable cause to believe is subject to forfeiture under this chapter until a final judgment of forfeiture is rendered.